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Finance director for Rooftop

Rooftop Mortgages has promoted Neil Mardon to finance director. Mardon was previously Rooftop’s head of finance, a position he took up in 2006 after five years at Rooftop’s parent firm, Bear Stearns.


From the beginning, HIPs were about politics not housing

People have taken their eye off the ball when it comes to Home Information Packs. First mooted about 10 years ago, you must ask yourself why it has taken the government so long to introduce them. The answer is simple – they are not needed. The origin of HIPs was more to do with politics […]

BBA lending figures point to July rate rise, says RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says lending figures from the British Bankers’ Association suggest a rate hike in July is inevitable.Oliver Gilmartin, senior economist at RICS says: “The latest lending figures confirm the Monetary Policy Committee’s concerns that the housing market has been resilient in 2007 making a further rate hike guaranteed in July. […]

Grainger appoints relationship manager

Grainger has appointed Peter Welch as relationship manager for its Newcastle-based team. Welch joins Grainger from Prudential where he previously worked on, amongst others, global accounts worth more than £1.8bn.Welch’s new role will focus on Grainger’s strategic relationships with third party organisations including Norwich Union, which currently distributes Grainger’s equity release home reversion plans. Peter […]

SPPL launches packaging guide

Southern Pacific Personal Loans has launched a packaging guide.The guide takes packagers through each part of the application process ensuring applications are submitted ready to proceed to completion.The SPPL packaging guide includes income assessment, credit search and identification, loan documentation and valuation and mortgage information.Sharron Jones, training manager at SPPL, says: “Packagers are our lifeblood […]

Navigating volatility

The making of any fund can be seen in how it responds to crises and opportunities. In this short video, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management Trevor Greetham outlines how the Royal London Global Multi Asset Portfolios or GMAPs navigated through Brexit and the US election cycle. He also highlights the importance […]


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